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Recycle at OU

Easier than Ever: 

Mixed Recycling: Ohio University and Athens CIty have gone Single-stream -- a newer and more efficient method than previous practices. All clean paper, cardboard, cartons, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, aluminum foil, and #1 through #7 plastics including plastic bags are now recycled together in a single container!  Learn more

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80% Sustainability Goal

Ohio University has set a goal of recycling 80%  of all waste generated. Campus Recycling is responsible for maintaining, monitoring, troubleshooting and upgrading the recycling and solid waste at all campus buildings and grounds areas. Within these areas are 4,000 recycling units in residence halls consisting of 16,000 bins; 350 bins in apartments; and recycling containers in all offices and other areas in academic, administrative and support areas.


GameDay Recycling Challenge 

football with border Campus Recycling will once again be participating in this year's GameDay Challenge in reducing waste and recycling! We have won three national championships, two football games, and one basketball game. You can read more about our victories here, and here.

For more information about the GameDay Challenges, click here


Battle of the Greens Winners!

battle of the greens A big thanks to everyone who've participated in this year's Battle of the Greens! The results are out: congratulations to Armbruster/Atkinson of South Green for recycling the highest amount of their waste stream. To the result of everyone's participation, we were able to recycle a total of 82,143 lbs of trash.

To check out the second and third place winners, click here for more information.